Hands-On With the Magic Keyboard Folio for the New iPad

Alongside the 10th-generation iPad, Apple introduced a new Magic Keyboard Folio. Priced at $249, the Magic Keyboard Folio is just $200 less than the $449 ‌iPad‌, so we thought we'd check it out to determine whether it's worth the asking price.


The Magic Keyboard Folio has a unique design compared to other Magic Keyboard options for iPads, with Apple offering both a case and a detachable keyboard that can be used independently of one another.

It has a full selection of keys, including a row of 14 function keys that aren't available on the iPad Pro version of the Magic Keyboard, and it comes with a built-in trackpad. The keys have a standard scissor mechanism with 1mm travel for comfortable typing, and there is an included stand that can be adjusted to different viewing angles.

Someone who wants to use the 10th-generation ‌iPad‌ for composing emails, browsing the web, and other writing tasks may want to invest in the keyboard as it does turn the ‌iPad‌ into a versatile Mac-like machine that's ideal for working at home or on the go. There are cheaper keyboards on the market, but Apple has built a lot of functionality into the Magic Keyboard Folio, which will make it worth the cost for some users.

What do you think of the Magic Keyboard Folio? Let us know in the comments below.

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Top Rated Comments

dantracht Avatar
21 months ago
A for effort, but way way too overpriced. Might as well get an M1 Air with 8/256 with what this costs plus the iPad.
Score: 31 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BF1M Avatar
21 months ago
$150.00 more than it should cost. Typical Apple nonsense.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
tomtad Avatar
21 months ago
HomePod mini £89

Magic Keyboard Folio £279


Yes that is nearly 300 quid for a keyboard that isn’t even backlit. Something doesn’t add up here ?
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BF1M Avatar
21 months ago

HomePod mini £89

Magic Keyboard Folio £279


Yes that is nearly 300 quid for a keyboard that isn’t even backlit. Something doesn’t add up here ?
You want a backlit kepboard for your iPad? Don't worry, Apple has you covered. Just spend a little more for an Air or a Pro and get that one instead. Apple is all about choice. Sure, you can't actually choose exactly what you want but you sure can choose from a lot.

You like adapters? haha you came to the right place.

All jokes aside the worst thing about this iPad is the Apple Pencil 1. That is a blatant insult to anyone with a brain cell to spare; a design choice made simply to move more Air. It's a ****ing joke.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ryan H Avatar
21 months ago
Can't get over the Apple Pencil 1 design choice. This and the M2 iPads that can't natively film ProRes are Apple's WORST refresh EVER. Someone needs to take accountability for this.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
laughtalk Avatar
21 months ago
Congratulations to Apple for finally engineered their version of a Surface Pro
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)